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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

I moved to the greater Grand Rapids area as a freshman at Grand Valley State University in 2009. Besides the college visit, I had never been to Grand Rapids. My college years were mostly spent at the main campus in Allendale, with only three classes...

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Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist Jenn Schaub interviews community organizer Jenn Schaub

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As one of the first approved content providers for The Rapidian, and dedicated CMC enthusiast, Jenn Schaub spends her days building community in Heartside and connecting artists to show opportunities. As part of the Avenue programing, Jenn has...

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Catalyst Radio: Buses By The Beach festival benefits Phoenix Society For Burn Survivors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a music festival Memorial Day Weekend hosted by the local Volkswagen van organization Buses By The...

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Our place, your voices: Beers, words and oxford commas

by (andreemi)

Submitted 05-17-2015 under OPINION

When I applied for an internship position at The Rapidian, I did it with the expectation that they might give me an interview, but that they probably would not hire me. The only “real world” writing experience I had at the time consisted...

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Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

I like Grand Rapids. Really, I do. I’ve been here about thirteen years and most of that time has been spent living between Heritage Hill, Eastown and East Hills. I like my neighborhood. No. I love my neighborhood. Both my wife and I have been...

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Our place, your voices: Why I <3 The Rapidian

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

I <3 The Rapidian for its volunteer opportunities I have volunteered all around town, but no experience beats volunteering for The Rapidian. As a citizen journalist and especially as an editorial mentor, my hard-earned skills and experience as an...

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Our place, your voices: From there to here...Together

by (laurie)

Submitted 05-14-2015 under OPINION

Editor's note:  This article comes to you from the creator and founder of The Rapidian, and former Executive Director of the Community Media Center. We consider her the mother of The Rapidian here, and will forever be grateful for creating...

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Catalyst Radio: Child well-being, addressing poverty the focuses of community effort

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-08-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a multi-organizational effort to examine child well-being, and work for solutions to childhood poverty...

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The Rapidian to celebrate the "we" that makes citizen journalism powerful

by (Briana)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On May 14 at 7:00 p.m., The Rapidian will be holding its annual Community Celebration at Brewery Vivant to help kick off our Spring Fund Drive, which runs May 15 to 22. We will be celebrating and recognizing all the different working parts...

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Catalyst Radio: NOW GR "Exploring the Future of Feminism"

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-01-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local chapter of the National Organization for Women, and preview its upcoming fundraising event on...

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